Sci-tech


Amazon Banks on Browsers to Keep YouTube on Fire TV
- December 29, 2017

And ... The dispute between the two first caught the attention of the public when Amazon chose to ban Google 's streaming devices from its website two years ago. "We've been trying to reach agreement with Amazon to give consumers access to each other's products and services". Media reports in the USA have quoted a YouTube spokesperson as saying that Amazon doesn't carry Google products like Chromecast and Google Home, doesn't make Prime Video available for Chromecast users, and last month ... (more...)
Enterprising couple pioneered drone delivery service - for drugs, police say Enterprising couple pioneered drone delivery service - for drugs, police say
- December 29, 2017

Along with three counts of possession of controlled substances for sale, the pair are charged with child endangerment and possession of drug paraphernalia. Benjamin's arraignment was rescheduled to Wednesday. "Detectives also located methamphetamine and suspected LSD laced sweets, as well as the drone used for the delivery of the illegal narcotics", police said in a press release. (more...)
Meet American Girl's girl of the year, future astronaut Luciana Vega Meet American Girl's girl of the year, future astronaut Luciana Vega
- December 29, 2017

Middleton-based American Girl has set its sights higher than ever for its 2018 Girl of the Year doll, Luciana Vega , who dreams of being the first person on Mars . American Girl's partnership with NASA was developed through the Space Act Agreement to inform and inspire the wider public (and especially young girls) about the excitement of space and STEM careers. (more...)
What's in a moon's name? What's in a moon's name?
- December 29, 2017

According to the Farmer's Almanac , the full moon in January was nicknamed a "Full Wolf Moon " during colonial times because it appeared when wolves howled in hunger outside the villages. January 31's supermoon, according to the space agency, will also feature a total lunar eclipse - when the Earth, sun and moon, line up in such a way that the Earth blocks the sunlight that would otherwise reflect off the moon. (more...)
Elon Musk Says Tesla Pickup Truck Next on Vehicle Lineup Elon Musk Says Tesla Pickup Truck Next on Vehicle Lineup
- December 29, 2017

Adding a pickup truck to its lineup would make Tesla the first full-line electric automaker . In the same Tweet he revealed he has "had the core design/engineering elements in my mind for nearly 5 years". The next vehicle on the horizon for electric automaker Tesla Inc.is a pickup truck. This means Tesla fans could have a real pick-up truck event anytime between October 2018 and April 2019. (more...)
HTC and Motorola say they don't slow old phones like Apple does
- December 29, 2017

Because look, even as followers of the Android beat, we can admit that it would be equally as terrible for Android phone makers to do something similar without letting us know. Google and LG spokespeople had apparently not responded yet. Despite earlier benchmarks that seemed to prove otherwise, the tech giant has since confirmed that they do indeed throttle CPU performance on older iPhones - just not for the reasons many users think. (more...)
Lockheed Martin Investment Management Co. Maintains Stake in Transocean LTD (RIG)
- December 29, 2017

The stock's current distance from 20-Day Simple Moving Average (SMA20) is 3.7% where SMA50 and SMA200 are 0.08% and 4.4% respectively. South Dakota Invest Council holds 130,000 shares or 0.03% of its portfolio. It is a positive indicator for investor portfolio value - when the price of a stock Investor owns goes up in value. Tudor Investment Corporation Et Al has 0.04% invested in Transocean Ltd . (more...)
Caught on camera: 2 Wisconsin cops rescue teens from burning car Caught on camera: 2 Wisconsin cops rescue teens from burning car
- December 28, 2017

Milwaukee police officers from District Four are being praised for risking their own lives to rescue two teenagers from a burning vehicle on the city's northwest side. Reid says he and his partner "knew that we had to get those kids out" and that "there's no better feeling" than to help save someone. It didn't stop, so the driver will face charges for not stopping and for reckless driving. (more...)
Jefferies Group Increases Adobe Systems (NASDAQ:ADBE) Price Target to $205.00
- December 28, 2017

About 476,776 shares traded. Lands' End, Inc. (NASDAQ:LE) has risen 2.84% since December 28, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 56.14% the S&P500. 414.95 million shares or 0.84% less from 418.45 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Vantage Investment Ltd Liability Corporation holds 27,547 shares or 1.05% of its portfolio. (more...)
Android 8.0 Oreo update available for the Moto X4 Android 8.0 Oreo update available for the Moto X4
- December 28, 2017

The system update page clearly states the presence of Android 8.0 Oreo alongside security updates. An Android Oreo-powered Moto X4 is more powerful now. It comes in two variants - one with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage for Rs 20,999 and one with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage for Rs 22,999. (more...)
'Potential hazard' asteroid Phaethon bigger than first estimated
- December 28, 2017

For reference, the distance between the Earth and the moon is 238,855 miles (384,400 km). It is estimated to be between 7 and 15 metres (22.6 to 49 feet) in diameter. At time of closest approach on December 16 at 3 p.m. PST (6 p.m. EST, 11 p.m. UTC) the asteroid was about 6.4 million miles (10.3 million kilometers) away, or about 27 times the distance from Earth to the moon. (more...)
Apple's Tim Cook gets 74% bonus boost after sales, profit rebound Apple's Tim Cook gets 74% bonus boost after sales, profit rebound
- December 28, 2017

Cook made a total of US$12,825,066 this year, according to a statement filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Of that total, only US$3,057,692 came from Cook's base salary, which was about the same as the year before. As an additional security measure for Mr. Cook, the Board also requires that he use private aircraft for all business and personal travel. In November, shortly after the start of the current fiscal year, the company released iPhone X, a long-awaited upgrade to its ... (more...)
CES 2018: LG Jumps Into Bed With Meridian Audio CES 2018: LG Jumps Into Bed With Meridian Audio
- December 28, 2017

Sound All Around and AboveLG's new SK10Y soundbar delivers 550W of powerful output and supports 5.1.2 channels by harnessing the power of Dolby Atmos technology. South Korean tech giant LG is getting ready to announce its first smart speaker, joining the likes of Samsung, Google, Panasonic, Amazon and Sony. For an added visual flair, Dynamic Party Lighting flashes to the beat and all three PK models feature rugged designs and convenient grips for easy handling. (more...)
Amazon Founder Jeff Bezos Top on List World's Wealthiest Richest in 2017 Amazon Founder Jeff Bezos Top on List World's Wealthiest Richest in 2017
- December 28, 2017

Apparently, it is no longer Microsoft's founder Bill Gates , who has been giving away huge swathes of his fortune through his charity, after pledgingUS$4.6 billion to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation in August. For the first time, the number of billionaires is Asia also surpassed the number in the U.S. All in all, the tech sector saw the largest increase (35 percent) in the ranking compared to other industries, with 57 listed technology moguls earning $262 billion. (more...)
Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Phones are Not Charging when Battery Hits Zero Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Phones are Not Charging when Battery Hits Zero
- December 28, 2017

The removal of the headphone jack is a trend among smartphone manufacturers that was started by Apple when it released the iPhone 7 previous year. Earlier in December, a report claimed that the Galaxy S9 will be a "boring" update to the Galaxy S8 , as Samsung chose to ditch the plan to incorporate thinner bezels and a dual rear camera setup to the smartphone. (more...)
Instagram will start showing recommended post in your photo feed Instagram will start showing recommended post in your photo feed
- December 28, 2017

If you're not into the recommendations, you can temporarily hide Recommended for You posts, but there doesn't seem to be a way to disable the feature entirely. But now, it has moved to the main feed. It also lets users follow hashtags instead of just people. Through this feature users will be able to follow interest like food, travel ideas etc. (more...)
Apollo Commercial Real Estate Finance, Inc. (NYSE:ARI) Overvalued by -4.4%
- December 28, 2017

It has underperformed by 5.47% the S&P500. Capital Advisors Ltd. LLC acquired a new position in Apollo Commercial Real Est. Boston Ptnrs owns 2.20 million shares. State Street reported 0% of its portfolio in Ares Commercial Real Estate Corporation (NYSE:ACRE). (NYSE:ARI) for 77,600 shares. COPYRIGHT VIOLATION WARNING: "American International Group Inc". (more...)
Solar Eclipse Bow Waves Invisibly Ripple Through Earth's Atmosphere
- December 28, 2017

The moon passes between the sun and Planet Earth during a total solar eclipse and this causes a shadow across parts of our planet. Apart from the bow waves, Zhang and fellow researchers from the Haystack Observatory and from the University of Tromso in Norway were able to detect bow waves, created from the moon's shadow and also stern waves. (more...)
Xiaomi Mi A1 Android Oreo beta reportedly brings fast charging support Xiaomi Mi A1 Android Oreo beta reportedly brings fast charging support
- December 28, 2017

According to LG , you also get better Bluetooth codecs like LDAC for improved listening on wireless headphones. This new feature optimises your Wi-Fi networks and battery to stay longer. Xiaomi Mi A1 has 64GB of onboard storage, and there is also an option to increase it to 128GB through dedicated micro SD card slot. Now users in the company's home country of South Korea are getting the update. (more...)
Xiaomi launches new tool to track fix status of device Xiaomi launches new tool to track fix status of device
- December 27, 2017

From now onward, every time you send a device to a service centre, you will be able to track the status of repairing process in real time. A user who has submitted his device for service can log on to http://www.mi.com/in/service/repairstatus/ and enter their contact, order, service, IEMI or serial number and submit the details to get an OTP. (more...)
Sizzling Consumer Goods stock Alert- Discovery Communications, Inc. (DISCK)
- December 27, 2017

Discovery Communications, Inc . ( DISCA ) price traded at a gap of 18.86% from an average price of last twenty days and stands at a distance of 25.39% away from it's an average price of recent fifty days. The company was maintained on Wednesday, November 8 by B. Riley & Co. Since December 13, 2017, it had 3 insider purchases, and 1 insider sale for $10.39 million activity. (more...)
MINI to offer 3D printed vehicle accessories for new levels of customization MINI to offer 3D printed vehicle accessories for new levels of customization
- December 27, 2017

Customers can choose to have custom made parts like side indicator trims, illuminated doorsills, LED door projectors and dashboard trims. The parts will be manufactured and personalised at a BMW facility in Germany that has been specially equipped with the latest industrial 3D printers and laser-etching technology courtesy of a partnership with Hewlett-Packard, Eos and Carbon. (more...)
Wells Fargo & Company (WFC), Vale SA (VALE)
- December 27, 2017

The stock decreased 0.07% or $0.07 during the last trading session, reaching $97.37. The investor is now holding $198.29 million shares due in part to a decrease of 2.18 million new shares in their portfolio. Jefferies maintained ViaSat, Inc. Wells Fargo & Co has a consensus rating of "Hold" and a consensus price target of $57.75. (NYSE:DLR) has "Hold" rating given on Monday, March 21 by Stifel Nicolaus. (more...)
Takes $347000 Position in Union Pacific Co. (NYSE:UNP)
- December 27, 2017

Ltd. now owns 1,070 shares of the railroad operator's stock valued at $117,000 after buying an additional 340 shares during the last quarter. About 2.77M shares traded. Fiduciary Fincl Of The Southwest Tx has 6,370 shares for 0.22% of their portfolio. Moreover, Spark Investment Management Llc has 0.77% invested in the company for 717,000 shares. (more...)
Pint-sized meteor gives Boston a light show
- December 27, 2017

A Massport spokeswoman said Boston Logan International Airport operations did not report any impact or untoward incidents. "These are simply bits of rock in orbit around the sun". It's hardly the first time that their 'round-the-clock lens caught a natural marvel. Robin Kerr, the conservation coordinator, said of their lens, "Sometimes it'll capture an aurora". (more...)